The Background of Temporal Logic

  • Nicholas Rescher
  • Alasdair Urquhart
Part of the LEP Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 3)


The theory of temporal logic is an integral concern of philosophical inquiry, and questions of the nature of time and of temporal concepts have preoccupied philosophers since the inauguration of the subject. Kant wrote:

“The possibility of apodeictic principles concerning the relations of time, or of axioms of time in general, is also grounded upon this a priori necessity [of time as part of the framework of sensory experience]. [Examples of such apodeictic principles are:] Time has only one dimension; different times are not simultaneous but successive...” 1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Rescher
    • 1
  • Alasdair Urquhart
    • 1
  1. 1.PittsburghUSA

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